Marion Griffin

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  • Marion
  • Lucy
  • Mahony
  • Marion Mahony
  • Griffin
  • Walter Burley Griffin (?-1937), architect married June 29, 1911 in Michigan City, Indiana
  • February 14, 1871
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • 1871-1914: Chicago, Illinois

    1914-1916: Canberra, Australia

    1916-1935: Melbourne, Australia

    1935-1937: Lucknow, India

    1937-1938 : Australia

    1938-1961: Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois

  • 1894-1914: Chicago, Illinois         

    1914-1937: Australia and India

    1938-1961: Chicago, Illinois
  • Oak Park, Illinois Chicago, Illinois  
  • Architect, Illustrator, Muralist, Watercolorist
  • 1890-1994: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture; the 2nd woman in architecture to graduate
  • Array
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    2008: Major Artists from the Midwest, Decatur, Illinois

    September 230December 4, 2005: Marion Mahony Griffin: Drawing the Form of Nature, Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
  • Art Gallery of Victoria, Victoria, Australia

    The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Avery Library, Columbia University, New York, New York

    Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum

    Newman College, Australia

    school in Rogers Park

    State Library of Victoria, Victoria, Australia

    Willoughby Council, New South Wales, Australia
  • "Marion Mahony Griffin," Women Building Chicago 1790–1990: A Biographical Dictionary (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001), 284-286. Berkon, Susan Fondiler and Jane Holtz Kay, "Marion Mahony Griffin, Architect," Feminist Art Journal, Spring 1975 Friedman, Alice. "Girl Talk: Marion Mahony Griffin, Frank Lloyd Wright and the Oak Park Studio," Places Journal, June 2011  online Korporaal, Glenda. Making Magic: The Marion Mahony Griffin Story. Kruty, Paul and Paul E. Sprague, Two American Architects in India: The Complete Works and Projects of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997. Larson, P., "Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin: The Marriage of Drawings and Architecture," Print Collector's Newsletter, vol. 13, 1982 McGregor, Alasdair, Grand Obsessions: The Life and Work of Walter Burley Griffin adn Marion Mahony Griffin. Melbourne: Lantern, 2009. Pregliasco, Janice, "The Life and Work of Marion Mahony Griffin," The Prairie School: Design Vision for the Midwest, 1995 Roe, Jill, "The Magical World of Marion Mahony Griffin: Culture and Community in Castlecrag in the Interwar Years," Minorities in Cultural Diversity in Sydney, ed. Shirley Fitzgerald and Garry Wotherspoon, 1995 Rubbo, Anna, "Marion Mahony Griffin: A Portrait," Walter Burley Griffin: A Review,  ed. J. Duncan and M. Gates, 1988 -------, "Marion Mahony's Return to the United States: War, Women, and 'Magic,'" Marion Mahony Reconsidered, ed. David van Zanten. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. --------,  "Marion and Walter Burley Griffin: A Creative Partnership," Architectural Theory Review, vol. 1, 1966 Torre, Susana, ed., Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective, 1977. Turnbull, Jeffery and Peter Navaretti, eds. The Griffins in Australia and India. Melbourne: University of Melbourne Press, 1998 Van Zanten, David. "The Early Work of Marion Mahony Griffin," Prairie School Review, vol. 3, 1966 David van Zanten, ed. Marion Mahony Reconsidered. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. Watson, Anne ed. Beyond Architecture: Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin: America, Australia, India. Sydney: Powerhouse Publishing, 1998 Weirick, James, "Marion Mahony at MIT," Transition, Winter 1988 Wood, Debora ed. Marion Mahony Griffin: Drawing the Form of Nature. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2005
  • Arts and Crafts Society, Chicago, Illinois; founding member

    1897-?: Chicago Architectural Club; founding member

    1930: Sydney Anthroposophical Society, Sydney, Australia
  • Australian Archives, Canberra, Australia
  • 1894-1895: Apprentice to architect Dwight D. Perkins

    1895-1908: Assistant to Frank Lloyd Wright


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  • New York Times article by Fred A. Bernstein, "Rediscovering a Heroine of Chicago Architecture," January 1, 2008

    Walter Burley Griffins Society, Inc. website

    Griffin, Marion Mahony. The Magic of America. electronic edition. Art Institute of Chicago, online only, August 2007.

  • First registered woman architect in Illinois